September 6, 2016 Subject:
Cold Night Hot Show
This sounds fine. Good show all around. Part of a great October 77 run of colleges. Next show at Hofheinz has a nice PITB sandwich which closes the show as second encore.
I liked The TLEO and FOTD and the Lazy Supplication though short sounds tight. Second set takes off and Phil booms to begin TOO and booms again at the end of Truckin. Outro on Peter is fantastic too.
There was a fire in the meadow on the way to this show that had everyone park and walk.
September 6, 2016 Subject:
A bolt of inspiration...
This recording reminds me of the way Professor Longhair would sound playing his wild New Orleans style piano.
I really like this recording!!!
Everybody has an opinion and a right to the same but it would seem to me that if you have listened to any amount of live dead this is on the higher end of the sound spectrum.
(Well, then i get to Candyman and Garcia is low in the mix for vocals. Damn that sucks. Weir comes in clear on backing vocals. Augh! Donna Jean singing strong.
Not sure what happened to Garcia's vocals?)
Passenger-I like this tune, just a lot of moxy,
never the same song without Donna Jean.
I always considered this a Phil tune
even though he is not on lead vocals.
B.E. Women--- better on Garcia vocals.
Always one of my favorites.
Garcia's guitar work!!!
They get a little lost with the lyrics in Brown Eyed
No matter the tune has a life of its own.
El Paso-Maybe Bob a tad low vocally
but listen to Jerry's guitar.
F.O.T.D- Jerry pretty expressive on his vocals
Donna Jean just what Garcia needs on these slower Friend of the Devil's...
Great keys from Keith.
Lightning>Supplication-Another one of those tunes that was sorely missed in the later years.
"i need a double dose in any case"
Nice jam into Supplication!
Sweet Very Sweet Deal.
Samson-- Great GOD ALMIGHTY!!!
Tenn Jed,(76-77 they would put a normally 1st set tune in this slot, I like that it gives the set a little added flavor. Not sure they could ever equal the Europe 72 versions of this tune but they seemed to have a blast trying)
Estimated>He's Gone(Great harmonies)
(Brief) Drums >The Other One(slinky) ->
Black Peter(jam at end is EPIC)
->Nobody's Fault But Mine(this gets the funk meter) ->
Iko Iko (until I started listening to some of these recordings- I never knew what a treat AIKO was late in the 2nd set)->(transition from Aiko losses something with track break) to Sugar Magnolia (It takes them a few minutes into Magnolia before they break free of the IKO influence) It must have been something to listen to Jerry and the boys render this in 1977.
e) Johnny B Goode- A rockin version. Wow did the band give everyone their money's worth.
Encore fades out but i got the idea.